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Yes, You Can Get a Sexually Transmitted Infection Without Having Sex!

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5. Sharing sheets and towels. While viruses like HIV cannot survive outside the body, other sexually transmitted infections can, especially those caused by parasites like crabs or pubic lice or trichomonas vaginalis. Anyone who ever got crabs from a college roommate they shared clothes with knows this well. A single-celled protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis, Trichomonas loves damp fabrics and can survive for almost an hour away from a host. Oral herpes can also be transferred via towels during an outbreak. 

 

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